- Wisconsin had the nation's third-highest number of alcohol-related boating deaths last year.
That was the same year a legislative bill to stiffen penalties on drunken boaters fell flat.
Intoxicated boating killed eight people in the state last year.
The failed legislation would have banned a person from driving a boat for at least a year after a drunken-boating offense.
Lawmakers think the bill may have a better chance if it's reintroduced this summer.
Written By: Associated Press